Nelson Democrats to caucus Sept. 9

A caucus of the Nelson Democratic Party for the purpose of nominating candidates for the Nov. 3 general election will be held at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 9 at the Nelson town office.

Cazenovia Democrats to caucus Sept. 9

A caucus of the Democratic Party for the purpose of nominating candidates for the Nov. 3 elections will be held at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 9, in the Cazenovia Public Library community room.

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Marian Cerio announces candidacy for county court judge

Canastota attorney Marian J. Cerio has announced her candidacy for Madison County Court Judge. She is running in the Sept. 10 Democrat party primary, and has already received the endorsement of the Green and Working Families Parties for the November election.

Four candidates face-off in two party primaries for Madison County Judge

The retirement of Madison County Court Judge Biagio DiStefano this past April left a vacancy on the county bench that four candidates currently hope to fill. Their first electoral test will come Thursday, Sept. 10, when the Democrat, Republican and Conservative parties all will hold primary elections.

U.S. House Speaker Boehner visits Cazenovia

Nobody in town except Cazenovia police officers and partygoers knew it, but last week Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives John Boehner (R-Ohio) was in Cazenovia attending a fundraising event for fellow Republican Congressman John Katko (R-NY).

Nelson town board to consider changing two elected positions to appointed, make supervisor four-year term

The Nelson Town Board is considering making a change in the way three of its elected town positions are administered. The board is preparing to discuss at its next monthly meeting proposals to make both the town highway superintendent and town clerk positions appointed rather than elected, as well as to change the term of office for the town supervisor from two years to four years.

Proposed Seven Pines water district takes heat at Cazenovia town board meeting

The Cazenovia Town Board spent more than one hour last week hearing arguments for and against a proposal to create a new water district in and around the Seven Pines neighborhood.

Wheeler, Mann, Koennecke reelected to village positions

The Cazenovia village election occurred on Tuesday, June 16, and with none of the three candidates having any opponents, the incumbent mayor and two trustees were all reelected to their respective positions.

Fenner town councilor, highway superintendent announce they will not run for reelection

Two elected positions in the town of Fenner will not have incumbents running during the December elections, it was announced at the June 11 Fenner Town Board meeting. Town Highway Superintendent Frank Hyatt, who has held the top highway spot in the town for the past 25 years, announced he will retire at the end of his current term of office, while Town Councilor R.E. Sears, a two-year incumbent on the board, announced he will not seek reelection because he will attend the police academy at Cazenovia College.

Notes from the Cazenovia village board meeting

The Cazenovia village board had a light meeting last Monday, June 2, with no crucial items on the agenda. Topics of discussion included parking, bike racks and recent village milestones.

Village election set for June 16

Mayor, trustee races uncontested

The Cazenovia Village elections are set for Tuesday, June 16. Up for election are the mayor’s office and two seats on the board of trustees — all three races have incumbents running unopposed.

O’Sullivan endorsed for county judge by Madison County Republican Committee

Judge Patrick O’Sullivan has received the endorsement of the Madison County Republican Committee to be the party’s candidate for county judge in November. Four Republican candidates had vied for the nomination via a vote of the full Republican committee.

School district budget passes, new board members elected

Mehlbaum, Orbach, Parmalee to be next school board members

Cazenovia Central School District residents approved three ballot propositions, including the annual budget, by a 5-to-1 margin each and elected three new school board members during the annual budget vote on May 19.

Town of Cazenovia to resume sale of hunting and fishing licenses

Local hunters and anglers can now purchase their hunting and fishing licenses from the Cazenovia town clerk rather than traveling to other town offices or regional sporting goods stores. The town board last week unanimously approved (on a vote of 3-0 with two members absent) the resumption of the license sales by the town after a 16-month hiatus.

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Town prepares to demolish New Woodstock highway garage

Will erect new state police barracks satellite office

The old town highway garage in New Woodstock — currently serving as a New York State Police satellite office — is about to be demolished, with a new building and garage, as well as extra public parking, to be constructed in its place. The project, announced by the town board in February, is expected to be completed by the end of summer.